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Ruby meetup comment 000

simon says "The loose syntax actively encourages the creation of domain specific mini-languages"

I think this is one of the problems that makes reading Rails source code hard for me. Variables appear magically with no indication of where they are from, as if they were just another keyword. I'm easily lost without the use of explicit namespaces and imports that Python provides. All of the RoR code I've looked at doesn't do this, and it seems unpleasant to use. There's no accounting for taste though...

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